Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club has longstanding partnerships with organisations passionate about creating memorable events for their staff, guests and key stakeholders. Whether sponsors are looking for a low key, intimate experience for their staff and guests to watch and experience a Couta boat race, or a more elaborate event where guests are able to crew on board a Couta boat for their very own race with naming rights, we can tailor a sponsorship package accordingly.
Our world class hospitality in the Clubhouse and surrounding lawn areas provides the ideal location for corporate events, where Members and guests enjoy the beautiful view across Port Phillip Bay.
Our Sponsors include:
KPMG – One of the World’s largest professional services firm, KPMG operates in 147 countries, offering a range of services, such as Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting; Deals, Tax & Legal; Management Consulting; and Innovation & Digital Solutions. In addition, KPMG Enterprise tailors its services to meet the unique needs of mid-sized, fast growing and family owned businesses. The KPMG staff are professional, approachable and down to earth, and can help you in all areas of your business. From tax to audit, management consulting to risk management, the KPMG team can work with you to meet your business needs.
RT Edgar – RT Edgar Mornington Peninsula is one of our major partners. Managing Director Holly Longmuir runs Flinders, Portsea and most recently has opened an office in Sorrento. Offering sales, rentals and an ever expanding holiday lettings portfolio, they would be delighted to chat with you about your lifestyle property plans.
Mercedes-Benz Mornington – The only Mercedes-Benz dealership on the Mornington Peninsula, Mercedes-Benz Mornington offers an extensive range of new, demonstrator & Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned vehicles. They also showcase a large range of Mercedes-Benz vans. Chris Thoday at Mercedes-Benz Mornington would also welcome you to have your vehicle serviced at their dealership, and can offer Members a loan car whilst your vehicle is being serviced.
GANT – GANT is an original American sportswear with a European sophistication, offering contemporary high quality lifestyle clothes for men and women. GANT in Australia is a family business, owned by the Mansour family, who have their showroom and offices in Carlton. Their Salco outlet offers great value, which is next door to the GANT offices in Carlton.
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Sanpellegrino – Sanpellegrino’s enduring success is deeply rooted in its extraordinary heritage, symbolic value and iconic identity, all expressions of its unique Italian spirit. Ever since its foundation in 1899, Sanpellegrino has been a premium brand synonymous with style for more than a century. Sanpellegrino has recently celebrated 120 years. Not only do they offer their popular sparkling and still mineral waters, but also delicious sparkling fruit beverages.
Pommery – Champagne Pommery is a French Champagne house founded in Reims, France in 1858. Pommery’s generous support of SSCBC allows us to sell Pommery in the bar and serve it at some of our signature events, such as Pommery Summer Drinks and the Ladies Lunch.
Wooden Boat Shop – the Wooden Boat Shop is a family run boat building business, in Sorrento. From a humble garden shed beginning, the Wooden Boat Shop evolved into an operation with five factories over two locations, offering services from a D-shackle on a Sunday morning before sailing, to new vessel constructions. Tim Phillips has built many of the Couta Boats out the front of the Club today.
Yabby Lake – Yabby Lake owns vineyards in two of Victoria’s most exciting regions, Yabby Lake Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula (in Tuerong) and Heathcote Estate in Heathcote, Central Victoria, producing single vineyard wines under these eponymous labels.
If you haven’t visited Yabby Lake’s restaurant and cellar door, we highly recommend you do. Just off the freeway in Tuerong, it’s on the way to Sorrento. Yabby Lake generously provides some of their award winning wine for us to give as prizes throughout the Couta boat season, and we also have many of Yabby Lake’s wine on our wine list in the dining room.
T: 5974 3729
Gill – Gill is one of the sailing brands supplied by Marine Plus, one of Australia’s premium suppliers of quality marine and leisure products. Marine Plus generously supports SSCBC’s Gill Next Gen events, as well as our major junior regatta, Gill Midwinters. Order some Gill jackets for your crew, or perhaps some junior sailing gear.
X-Trek – The X-TREK is a rugged offroad camper trailer. The X-TREK is built on a hot dipped galvanized and Poly-urea coated welded steel frame, made from quality Australian steel – built in Melbourne. If you are in the market for a camper trailer, please get in touch.
Coastal Living – Coastal Living is an Australian, family owned Lifestyle company with stores in Rosebud and Sorrento. Established in 1995, by Ross Nichols, Coastal Living’s approach is quintessential of our relaxed and simple Australian way of life, known for our effortless style, use of neutral tones, texture and timbers.
Steadfast IBG Insurance – IBG Insurance Brokers provide a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of general insurance including Business/Office, Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Transit, Builders Warranty and many more. IBG also has a dedicated division offering products and services to Accountants such as specialised Professional Indemnity.
Steadfast IBG Insurance provides 5% of every initial base premium paid by Members and friends of Members, back to the Club as sponsorship dollars.
Clamms Seafood – The Clamms Seafood family began in 1989 when two fine fishmongers, Con Andronis and George Kaparos, opened the doors to their St Kilda Store. Now 30 years on, these two industry leaders remain as passionate as ever to bring their decades of fishmongery knowledge, skills, and service to the world-class food scene right here in Melbourne.
Clamms Seafood is our sole provider of fresh seafood, and is naming rights sponsor of Couta’s pop up seafood marquee.
Demographic of Membership
The Club enjoys a very passionate and friendly, family-based membership with large and competitive fleets of off-the-beach dinghies, catamarans, Couta boats and keelboats. Sponsors are exposed to our large membership of over 3,700 Members, from approximately 2,700 households. Members have an ideal demographic with significant business influence and background.
National and International Success
The Club has celebrated international success with many of its junior and youth sailors, opening the eyes of the world to the achievements and opportunities provided by SSCBC. One program that is vital to our growth and development is our Learn to Sail program. We pride ourselves on our year- round programs which continually develop the skills, confidence and growth of our junior sailors, catering for all ages, from 5 years old to adults.
The Club was awarded the prestigious title of Victorian Yacht Club of the Year 2015-2016 and subsequently the National Yacht Club of the Year 2015-2016. The Club has also been fortunate to host many major National and International Regattas in recent years, placing our unique Club on the World stage of sailing. As recently as January 2015, the Club hosted the World Moth Championships with over 18 countries represented and will be hosting the Australian Youth Championships in January 2020.
SSCBC was awarded the Victorian Yacht Club of the Year 2015–2016 as well as the Australian Yacht Club of the Year 2015-2016.
These awards were judged on the following criteria:
- Hosting an important World event (eg. Moth World Championships)
- Continued growth in membership, in particular family membership
- Dedication to sail training with the employment of a leading sailing coach
- Dedication of a strong volunteer group
- Ability to run multiple events in peak season (eg. Moth World Championships, KPMG Couta Boat Classic, GANT Portsea Cup within the one week)
- Presentation of the Club and its surrounds to Members, visitors and the public
For further information about sponsorship at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email [email protected] or call 5984 8200.